Columbia Basin – Columbia Basin Trust Board of Directors has announced that they have appointed Johnny Strilaeff to the position of President and CEO. Strilaeff has been with the Trust since 2005, most recently as the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer.
Strilaeff moves into the position following the unexpected passing of long-time President and CEO Neil Muth earlier this month.
“Johnny was our unanimous choice. It is a comfort that at a difficult time when we have to make difficult decisions, we knew with complete confidence that Johnny could step into this role,” said Rick Jensen, Board Chair.
Strilaeff was born and raised in Castlegar and is a graduate of Selkirk College as well as the University of Calgary. When he joined the Trust in 2005, he was responsible for the investment program. In recent years, he assumed the role of Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer and has been an advisor to the CEO and a member of the executive management committee.
Strilaeff’s appointment as President and CEO is effective immediately.
To learn more about the Trust’s programs and initiatives, and how it helps deliver social, economic and environmental benefits to the Basin, visit ourtrust.org or call 1.800.505.8998.